jamie goode's wine blog: How cork is made: a sort film

Monday, June 02, 2008

How cork is made: a sort film

A short film from my visit to Amorim's cork processing plants in the Alentejo and Porto, showing how natural corks are made. There's a lot more to include, such as the sort of QC and preventive measures employed (e.g. GC analysis for TCA; ROSA steam treatment) - I'll include these when I do a proper write up on the main site.


At 3:41 AM, Blogger corkdork said...

Nicely done, Jamie. Hard to believe corks are so cheap, despite all the hand-done labor. Amazing.

The Corkdork

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting...yet it doesn't cover the ways in which they may be guarding, and testing against taint

At 11:57 PM, Anonymous Dave Worthington said...

That cork sorting machine is quite cool to watch, but what are they looking for as a defect?

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

anon, more on that later

Corkdork - agree

Dave - the machine is looking at the corks for optical defects - the highest grade are the ones with fewest visual defects


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